- Jan 20, 2016
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A Texas school district has flagged more than 400 library books for review following an inquiry from state Rep. Matt Krause (R).
This place is really having a hard time dealing with the modern world. 400 books is a huge amount of literature that is deemed unsuitable for growing minds.
Most of the books listed seem to be more modern but I wonder how they would deal with some of the more older works of classical literature ? Much of it is obscene and vugar and all the better for that. The canterbury tales are vulgar. So is much of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
My particular favourite is The Alchemist which was written by Ben Johnson. The characters are generally all immoral and universally disgusting. The play exposes contemporary stupidity and the language is disgusting. but it is very relevant today in the age of super Churches and bitcoin. AN Alchemist professes the ability to turn base metal into gold and ts relevance to this age bedevilled by scams is obvious. I doubt that it would pass the Texas test.
Moving on and we see novelists who perfected the new novel art form would also fall foul. I am thinking of Smollett and Fielding. Their books were vulgar and rude, full of sex and bad language. You are not well read if you havent read "Tom Jones" or "Humphrey Clinker". Or Moll Flanders either.
More up to date and we were taught I Claudius and Claudius the God. they were brilliant books but the Romans were rum fuckers and the books laid it all out in detail.
How fragile is the mind of the average texas teenager where a world of perversion is available to them on their phone but academically accepted texts cannot be read under the supervision of a teacher ?
They are in danger of raising a generation of retards and these measures should be fought by all educated people.